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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

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199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049 (Francis Street)
+1 757-253-1847
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in...
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 226
    Excellent
  • 202
    Very good
  • 92
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The right combination of Ambiance and Food

Berret's has been a down town staple for the tourist and university visitors for a long time. It is clear that they have the right standards for relaxed dining with a good solid menu pleasant ambiance. The staff is well trained and effecient. The food is excellent in presentation and taste. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
CBOsprey
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Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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586 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leesburg, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the top places to dine in Williamsburg. Service is aways prompt and each dish is wonderful. My wife and and always eat here while on vacation and have had almost everything on the menu. We've never been disappointed, and Berret's Seafood is always one of the high points of our visit here. It may be a little expensive,... More 

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Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Berret's has been a down town staple for the tourist and university visitors for a long time. It is clear that they have the right standards for relaxed dining with a good solid menu pleasant ambiance. The staff is well trained and effecient. The food is excellent in presentation and taste. The only challenging criticism is the relative lack of... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Food prepared in superior fashion, fresh, and nightly specials priced to afford. Service was prompt & tolerant of patrons that couldn't decide what to order. Many choices. Wine was from Washington State & complimented the meal.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Berret's offers seafood dishes which are both imaginative and tasty. Be sure to check the daily specials.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Berrets seafood restaurant and taphouse grill. A friendly spot on Merchant Square serving delicious seafood and offering local brews. Seems to cater to an older crowd. Nothing fancy but definitely worth a visit.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went for lunch on a Wed, not too busy. Awesome she crab & clam chowder soups. I ordered shrimp salad as entree & no complaints, big shrimp. Hubby had ceasar salad with shripm, also no complaints. Only wish we would have had oyster crackers for soups but, other than that food was great. As I said mid week visit, not... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We traveled to Colonial Williamburg, VA last week and stopped in at Berret's Restaurant for dinner. This was our second trip to Williamsburg in the past 12 months; we ate at Berret's last year also. The place has a very friendly staff, it is well appointed, and very comfortable - plenty warm on an extremely cold and windy night. We... More 

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I went here for Valentine's day. Her and I agreed this was possibly the worst we've had while eating out. Let's start with appetizers. We ordered a dozen oysters and a shrimp appetizer. The oysters, while fresh, were not opened by someone who knew what they were doing. Multiple shells were broken with pieces in every oyster.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Saw a sandwich board advertising Happy Hour from 3-7pm daily, but once we parked and walked back, the restaruant did not open until 5pm. Huh?? Be sure to look around the corner for the BAR entrance (which is open, and is the only part that subscribes to the happy hour prices) for some great oyster stew and frosty local beverages.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We visited here to celebrate my daughter's 20th birthday. It was a beautiful day so our party of 6 asked to be seated outside. The outside seating is nice albeit like a home patio. Our waiter brought us some water. He then accidentally dumped an entire glass of water down the back of my 15 year old son. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?